This is the second book in the Trials of Apollo series. I didn’t think the first book was quite as good as Riordan’s other series, but I still enjoyed it enough to read this book. It helps when it’s in the house for the kids to read.
Genre: middle grade urban fantasy
Length: 401 pages of text, 414 pages with glossary
Setting: mostly Indianapolis, soon after the events of The Hidden Oracle Continue reading
I saw this reviewed somewhere and thought Mr. Curiosity might enjoy it. Luckily, our library had it so I requested it.
Illustrator: Lissa Treiman
Genre: YA fiction graphic novel
Length: 128 pages
Setting: a British University, present day Continue reading
This is a book Cath from Fangirl refers to as her favorite series. It may be the book Cath is writing, or it may be canon from the series, but ultimately, it’s Rowell’s take on the characters Cath obsesses over in Fangirl.
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Length: 522 pages
Setting: mostly in and around the Watford school for Magicians in England, present day Continue reading
I’m still recovering my book review buffer from the long read that was Winter of the World. So, it’s another old book review for today. This one I heard about from a podcast that is now defunct. They did an author interview with Huff and I decided to pick up one of her books from the library.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 416 pages
Setting: Vancouver, Canada, present day Continue reading
This was chosen as our next book club reading. I vaguely remember hearing about the series (it’s the first book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series) on What Should I Read Next as being awesome, but that’s all I knew about it going into the book.
Genre: murder mystery
Length: 312 pages
Setting: Three Pines, near Montreal, Quebec, present day Continue reading
This is the second book in the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series that finally showed up from the library. The kids and I fought over who got to read it first. Miss Adventure and I ended up sharing, and losing each other’s bookmarks regularly in the process
Genre: YA urban fantasy
Length: 459 pages
Setting: Asgard, Alfheim, Jutenheim, and Midgard, six weeks after the events of The Sword of Summer Continue reading
I originally saw this book on a GeekDad Stack Overflow post at the end of last year. I was perusing the library stacks, looking for an N authored book I wanted to read (last names starting in N are surprisingly uncommon) and came across this one.
Genre: YA fantasy
Length: 317 pages
Setting: a rural town, present day Continue reading